Some horrific little monsters in Turkey decided to have some fun, so they tried to drown a starving puppy in glue and then dragged him through the mud. Then they left him to slowly die, but just before the epoxy completely hardened and turned him into a living statue, he was saved. Now that he is in good hands, Pascal is glue-free and on a long road to recovery.
The puppy was taken in by He’Art of Rescue, and not a moment too soon. The glue was hardening, forming a thick fur and mud shell around his body. He was having difficulty breathing, and could barely move. The ear that was coated, cut off from its blood supply, was dying.
Pascal moaned as he was gently lifted out of the cardboard box that contained him as he was brought in, and painfully dragged his hind legs behind him as he sought refuge from more potentially cruel people by hiding in a dark corner in the exam room.
“Our heart is broken but we will not let Pascal go through this alone,” the group said on Facebook. We will do everything until he is completely recovered.”
His paste prison was delicately cut away, but the glue had penetrated so deeply into his far that he had to be shorn to the skin. Chemicals from the glue have damaged his skin, and he requires special baths to help him heal. He is on pain medicine and antibiotics, but the damage to his spirit may be far worse. After the repugnant cruelty he endured, learning to trust humans again will take time.
Fortunately, though he is very underweight and battling an infection, this puppy is relatively healthy, and tested negative for parvo and distemper.
“Although Pascal has been cleaned from the horrible chemical, the incident left a huge scar in his soul,” He’Art Rescue said. “It is in his eyes, in his posture, in his lack of trust for people… He is being flooded in LOVE – love that can heal everything.”
If you would like to help Pascal (or any of their animals) get better, please click here to donate. This amazing rescue group helps any animal in need. They recently performed surgery on Sadie, a cat whose leg was shattered weeks before being found by shrapnel in a war zone. She is now recovering from amputation and adjusting to life with a prosthetic leg.